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Old 10-05-2008, 03:52 AM   #21
 
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couldn't resist lol
that's a nice tank there. :)
i've used vinegar befor and wiped it off with news paper,
makes my hands a little dirty,however the glass comes up really nice.
look forward to more pictures,and walk along side you with the enjoyment of decorating and filling. :)
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #22
 
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I use Windex myself. I spray it directly onto the paper towel and then wipe down the glass.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #23
 
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Kim- you scored. $10.00?? What a screaming deal. I'm on Craigslist everyday and still nuthin. I'm envious. Looking forward to more pics as you go along!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:21 PM   #24
 
Cool! cant wait for pictures! I wish I would have caught this post a little earlier, but I am looking forward to pictures!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #25
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Yeah, I know it was a great deal! :D I had to reseal it, but that was easy. A little while ago I saw a 55 gal. tank, hood, and stand for $25! I must be lucky with craigslist .

Today I rinsed, scrubbed, scrubbed some more, and poured boiling water over my rocks. Tomorrow I will position them and use silicone to attach some of them to give it a little extra support. Then, I'm going to add my homemade filter, and a few fake plants and use it as a quarantine for 3 new corys and 2 sparkling gouramis that will go in my 15 gallon. During this time I will be getting some driftwood, sand, and hopefully ordering my supplies as well as plants. Do glass diffusers work with DIY CO2? I will post more pics of the tank w/rocks tomorrow, and some with the quarantine fish in it later this week.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #26
 
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Before you go crazy with the silicone on the rocks:

I have a bunch of rocks in some of my tanks, including a pretty extensive formation along the back wall of my community tank. I didn't have much sealant left when I was originally going to put the rocks in the tank, so I decided I would just let gravity do its thing and hold them in place. I don't have any "tank-busters" in there so I wasn't really worried about the fish knocking them over.

Let me tell you, not gluing them together was the best decision I ever made in regards to that tank. I've had to take all of the rocks out three or four times in order to net fish, and it would have been impossible had I glued all of the rocks together or glued them to the tank itself. If you're just making a few stand-alone caves or something, I'm sure you'll be fine, but if you're doing big rock piles or anything like that, just be prepared to never be able to net any of your fish.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:20 PM   #27
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I did all the hard scape today. I am not doing any planting or substrate until after I use the tank as a quarantine for the remainder of my fish for the 15 gal. Well here it is.

Now picture some tall plants on the back & middle left, some crypts coming out of the rocks and near the driftwood, and all the rest of the bottom (which will be sand) covered in a lush "lawn". That's what I'm going for :D .
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:23 PM   #28
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Before you go crazy with the silicone on the rocks:

I have a bunch of rocks in some of my tanks, including a pretty extensive formation along the back wall of my community tank. I didn't have much sealant left when I was originally going to put the rocks in the tank, so I decided I would just let gravity do its thing and hold them in place. I don't have any "tank-busters" in there so I wasn't really worried about the fish knocking them over.

Let me tell you, not gluing them together was the best decision I ever made in regards to that tank. I've had to take all of the rocks out three or four times in order to net fish, and it would have been impossible had I glued all of the rocks together or glued them to the tank itself. If you're just making a few stand-alone caves or something, I'm sure you'll be fine, but if you're doing big rock piles or anything like that, just be prepared to never be able to net any of your fish.
Yeah, when I was fooling with the rocks I realized that the silicone wasn't necessary. They all stay in place fine, and the fish that will be in there are gentle anyway. I even wiggled the entire stand to make sure that nothing would topple. It all stayed in place so I decided to just let gravity do its thing.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #29
 
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Hummm...tall plants, crypts in between the rocks, sand and a lush "lawn"? If my imagination is any good I say it's going to look superb!
What color sand?
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:33 AM   #30
 
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I really like how you have the rockpile and sand set up there. It's gonna be a good lookin' tank!
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